Island News

Port Blair, 21 May 2015/--/An engine dinghy alongwith six persons have been traced out near North Passage Island and rescued safely by A&N Police on 20/05/2015. On 19/05/2015 at 1630 hrs the information of a missing...
Port Blair, 21 May 2015/--/The visiting Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Lakshmikant will be interacting with the party workers at BJP Bhawan, at 9.15 AM tomorrow.  All the party workers have been invited to attend the...
Port Blair, 21 May 2015/--/Heavy rainfall (07cm24cm) may occur at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  Under the influence of moderate to strong southwest monsoon current over greater parts of southeast...

West Bengal & Other States

KOLKATA, 21 May 2015/--/In a development that is considered to be another snub to former Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy, Shilbhadra Dutta, party Barrackpore MLA and close confidante of Roy was dropped from the list of invitees at the administrative meeting at Madhyamgram in North 24...
KOLKATA, 21 May 2015/--/The State Committee of the CPM, which witnessed dissensions that were not seen in recent history , today elected  an 18-member  new State Secretariat at its meeting held at the party’s state headquarters at Alimuddin Street. The meeting of the state committee that was...

Sports News

RANCHI, 21 May 2015/--/It will be a battle of captains as a formidable Chennai Super Kings led by wily Mahendra Singh Dhoni square off against a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore under an aggressive Virat Kohli in...
Pune, 21 May 2015/--/Notwithstanding the comprehensive win against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Eliminator, AB de Villiers says Royal Challengers Bangalore will be wary of Chennai Super Kings in Friday's qualifier 2 as...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 21 May 2015/--/The All India Gorkha League (AIGL) observed the fifth death anniversary of its slain leader Madan Tamang on Thursday in Darjeeling at the very spot where he was hacked to death in broad...
KATHMANDU, 21 May 2015/--/Nepal must take lessons from other earthquake-hit countries and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild from two major quakes, a senior United Nations official has...
MIRIK, 21 May 2015/--/The Wednesday haat (rural bazaar) has started functioning on the Hanuman Nagar compound in Mirik. It was inaugurated by 24 No samasty Thurbu-Duptin sabhasad Arun Ghising.   The trade would focus on...

National News

New Delhi, 21 May 2015/--/Asserting that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will take "pro-active" steps to prevent a 26/11 type attacks hatched...
New Delhi, 21 May 2015/--/Union Minister Nitin Gadkari sees a conspiracy behind a recent CAG report naming him even though the draft audit report did not mention his name. "The Draft Report which went to the (New and...

Business News

KOLKATA, 21 May 2015/--/State Bank of India and PayPal, the open digital payments company, today entered into a strategic partnership to promote cross border trade and facilitate payments for SBI and PayPal users both...
Mumbai, 21 May 2015/--/The Reserve Bank is in discussions with the Union government on ways to reduce cash usage in the system and will soon be coming out with a paper on the same, its executive director G Padmanabhan...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 21 May 2015/--/The benchmark BSE Sensex Thursday settled marginally lower by 28 points at 27,809.35 as market remained cautious on concerns over poor quarterly earnings despite prevailing rate cut hopes. Participants were guarded ahead of corporate earning numbers of State Bank of India and...

Reflex Action

21 May 2015/--/Barely two weeks after a major earthquake which killed more than 8,000 people, Nepal suffered a powerful aftershock, adding to its misery and killing over 100 people. More than 3.5 million people are still in need of food assistance; 479,000 houses have been destroyed and 263,000 dama...

Political Delicacies

17 May 2015/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi also needs the media for his self promotion.  After taking the reins of power one year ago, Modi had shunned the media, arguing  that he does not need the m...
10 May 2015/--/Feroze Varun Gandhi, the youngest member of the Nehru Gandhi clan, is the real inheritor of Jawaharlal Nehru’s literary legacy. This is what his aunt and  Congress president Sonia Gandh...

North Bengal News

KOLKATA, 21 May 2015/--/Newly elected mayor of Siliguri Ashok Bhattacharya was on Thursday inducted into the West Bengal state secretariat of CPM as a permanent invitee, the first party leader from north Bengal to find...
SILIGURI, 21 May 2015/--/A middle-aged woman of Siliguri was lured into parting with Rs 2 lakh by a Facebook friend who assured her a surprise gift, said  SMP police. According to police, the victim, Reema Thakur, a...
Beijing, 21 May 2015/--/India will soon be opening a new Consulate in China's Chengdu city, capital of Sichuan province but Tibet, which borders it will not come under its purview. Under the agreement signed during...

Video News

Echo World

Singapore, 21 May 2015/--/A 44-year-old Indian-origin man inSingapore was today fined USD 1,497 and banned from drivingfor nine months by a local court here after he had driven hiscar into a police post following an...
Washington, 21 May 2015/--/Frustrated by living in isolation in a safe house in Pakistan's Abbottabad town, Osama bin Laden wanted to move to another location months before the US commando raid that claimed his life....

Editorial

21 May 2015/--/Aruna Shanbaug’s 42-year old coma came to an end, but in her death she has become more alive. In a way the coma, the sinking into a state of permanent unconsciousness, was a blessing for her. She will be a constant reminder to us of the humiliation, physical trauma and the mental agony she suffered on that fateful day 42 years ago. Her assailant served a prison sentence of seven yea...